Monday, January 24, 2000
"Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me
before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor
riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much
and disown you and say, `Who is the LORD?' Or I may become poor and steal, and
so dishonor the name of my God. -- Jude 1:24-25, New International Version
What is wisdom? Is it knowing the correct answer? No,
that to me seems to be intelligence. I think the first and primary
element of Wisdom is insight. Knowing yourself and others is important.
The second part of Wisdom is knowing what is right, good or enduring. There
seem to be only a limited number of truths however. We, society, have
chosen to place judgements on situations because of what is best for us.
We can argue this topic for quite some time, without coming to a consensus,
therefore I bring our attention the proverb. This proverb comes to us
from Agur son of Jakeh--an oracle. It seems he knew himself, and society
as a whole. Therefore, out of his wisdom, he asked God for what truly
mattered to him the most. What matters to you most? Is it healthy,
is it faithful? Be wise!
Awesome and Holy Lord Most High, thank You for being a part of my
life. Please, grace me with Wisdom, so that I might be most faithful,
not only to You, but to Your Creation as well. Help me to know my heart
as well as You know me. Strengthen me and keep me right all of my
days. In Jesus' name. Amen.